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    Directv experts - Receiver addition

    I did a quick search and didn't see anything about this.... any help would be appreciated.

    I currently have the new Directv Dish with one receiver (HR-21). I would like to add a receiver in my bedroom and would like to do this myself. Simply put, what would I need to accomplish this?

    - I assume some sort of splitter?
    - Also, I have an old HR-10... can I utilize this?

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    Re: Directv experts - Receiver addition

    Do you have a multiswitch already?

    Yes, you can use an HR10, you just will not get the new HD channels.


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    Re: Directv experts - Receiver addition

    No multi switch. It looks like he just ran two coax cables directly to the current receiver.



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    Re: Directv experts - Receiver addition

    There should be enough jacks left on the dish. You'll need to run a cable from the dish directly to your new receiver.


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    Re: Directv experts - Receiver addition

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    There should be enough jacks left on the dish. You'll need to run a cable from the dish directly to your new receiver.
    Just one? If I want to utilize the DVR on my HR-10 will I need to run two?



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    Re: Directv experts - Receiver addition

    Yes you need 2, you may want to think about getting a multiswitch at a common point if you ever even are considering another receiver. Of course they are not powered anymore so you can just install them outside by the dish.

    So you can just run 2 cables from the output of the dish to HR10.


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    Re: Directv experts - Receiver addition

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Yes you need 2, you may want to think about getting a multiswitch at a common point if you ever even are considering another receiver. Of course they are not powered anymore so you can just install them outside by the dish.

    So you can just run 2 cables from the output of the dish to HR10.
    If I get a multiswitch can I use the 2 current coax cables and split them to 4?



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    Re: Directv experts - Receiver addition

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    If I get a multiswitch can I use the 2 current coax cables and split them to 4?
    No, you'll need to run all 4 cables to the multiswitch, and then run 2 cables from the multiswitch to each of your receivers.

    edit: with just 2 DVRs (or 4 single tuner receivers) you can do it without a multiswitch, since your dish technically contains a 5x4 multiswitch. If you ever want to add more receivers, though, you'll have to get a 4xX (X being how many tuners you need to service) multiswitch. You can't just "split" satellite like you can cable. It works quite differently than cable.


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    Re: Directv experts - Receiver addition

    Thanks.



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